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Royal Wharf, E16

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Ranked 5th out of 23 in Canning Town
Area guide to Canning Town
4.19 Rating (based on 28 reviews) 28 reviews

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Royal Wharf is a huge development overlooking the River Thames and close to London City Airport. Built by Ballymore and designed by David Morley Architects, it comprises some 3,385 homes, as well as a high street, market square and waterfront park and walkway. Pontoon Dock DLR station is close by, providing fast and frequent services to Canary Wharf and the City. Read more

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Great spot

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The property is fine. Majority of neighbours are pleasant however there are a few unlikable ones. There is not enough parking spaces and to buy a parking space in the underground car park can cost up to £20,000

 

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be?

Kitchen lay out is not quite what i would have liked

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Dislike that there is a lot of noise from cars of a night and you can hear them revving their engines

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I wish i had known traffic can be quite bad and the trains do not come as frequent as i would of liked

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Nice modern development for young professionals

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Great new area for young professionals and families, good crowd and lots of great amenities
We also have great views good services concierge and a mail room for parcels when you’re not in
Friendly staff and very safe

 

 

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Modern, young crowd
Gym

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How long the construction would take

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Great spot

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Secure, new development with lots of local amenities such as a gym and pharmacy, with further, including NHS health centre and nursery, opening soon. Also great day time transport links, with Pontoon Dock and West Silverton station both within c. 5 to 10 minutes (walking distance).

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Nice clean area; can be difficult to access past 12am as DLR stops running do nearest station is Canning Town

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Post room opening hours would differ from those of the concierge

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A great place to live!

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Everything is fresh, new, well maintained and feels secure and safe. The leisure centre is so good! The design of the buildings is nice and contemporary. The location is great next to the river, park and DLR.

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A real sense of community, and great facilities

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How much was going to be developed, pubs, shops etc.

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Luxury corner

Its a 5 star development, with all the facilities you want and need. Gym, bars, supermarket and surrounded by nice parks. I definitely would recommend living here. Looking forward for new facilities to arrive.

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It is quiet, clean and has any service that you need.

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I wish i knew that the concierge is so picky and harsh!

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Royal Wharf is a great Community

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I like that its very modern and that it is a young and professional area , the only thing I dislike is that sometimes it can be noisy with all the construction work, I would also be great to have more shops here.

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The transport links are great , the bus services could be improved , the amenties are on its way , alot of new shops and cafes are opening up

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The mobile phone reception is bad, parking is very expensive

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Royal Docks

I like the area and the fact that we are getting more services around. Its very well linked with central London. However, the DLR is getting very busy due to the over populated are. I feel the new development is crowded and the buildings are too tall. This has drastically impacted the landscape.

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The buildings are TOO tall.

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They where developing tall buildings.

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Very happy in our new home

I really like that its convenient to live here as there is a Sainsbury’s and cafe and other shops however it would be better if there was more shops as it can be a hassle to travel to a local areas. Also like the fact its close to city airport

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Like the fact its very quiet area and family friendly

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Well informed as i viewed the flat several times

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Nice place to live

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Very nice designed new development and good community feel. It could do with more facilities which are slowly coming. The transport links need to be improved for the number of residents in area. The new Triple Two coffee place is nice. The airport can be too noisy.

 

What is the best feature of your home?

The view of the park and river. The location. Its generally quiet at night.

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Nice area to live, nice being by river, needs some more shops and restaurants

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The airport is expanding and too much heavy industry nearby, that the pub isn’t opening until 2020, DLR is very busy in mornings

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Amazing Views

Really love the views of the surrounding area, the quality of life has improved dramatically in recent years and the Royal Wharf is a welcome addition to the area and I am now a proud tenant of a 2 bed apartment.

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There are wonderful community amenities all very local to the royal whalf, and all very affordable too. I have recently started eating at a wonderful new salad bar which opened on the dock last month.

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I just wish I had purchased a higher flat, as i imagine the views would be incredible higher up. Also the floorboards in the above me are very creaky, that is the only downside to be honest. Apart from that I am very happy.

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Be part of East London’s newest community

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Very new, still a few hurdles that need ironing out, such as security but overall a very nice place to live! New gym and pool being built, shops and independent cafes opening up, really starting to look and feel like a community. No noise issues and neighbours are welcoming.

Flats are all built to the same specifications, look like they could last a long time.
Biggest issue is parking and receiving deliveries, but with enough reason these will hopefully stop being problems!

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Great DLR links to the city, not much choice of shops but Stratford and Woolwich are both very close.

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Bad cellphone signal, which can only be improved with time. WiFi calling is a must.

Some flat have terrible views, make sure you know what you’re getting into.

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Lovely development – great location and build

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I fell in love with this development since I’ve seen it the first time. There’s a local Starbucks, Sainsbury’s and a concierge at the moment – with a leisure centre (which is free for residents) and a bar opening before the end of the year. Overall, this development is coming along very nicely, lots of lovely people – there’s many new buildings finishing up soon so lots of opportunities for viewings. Only issue is that the postcode doesn’t show up everywhere if you’re doing loads of online shopping but I’m sure this will come along soon enough and there’s always a way around that anyways!

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The only downside is that there’s still quite a lot of construction going on within the development – but the people and spirit within the community make up for it!

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The water and gas is provided communally and you’re not able to switch gas providers due to this.

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Urban riverside living at Royal Wharf in a traditional village setting

The new neighbourhood of Royal Wharf may be located in the most industrial of areas, a stone’s throw from London City Airport alongside the Thames, but it’s aiming for a more traditional kind of village feel, seen in districts like Fitzrovia and Mayfair. But without the W1 postcode, of course. There are 3,385 residential units at Royal Wharf (formerly Minoco Wharf), all based around a central high street, market square, and riverside park and walkway. Developed by Ballymore and designed by David Morley Architects, the new residents can expect 500 metres of south-facing river views, namely the Thames Barrier and the O2. And the more iconic London skyline at a squint.

Facilities are adequate, with a well-equipped clubhouse leisure centre with swimming pool, state-of the-art exercise equipment and a personal training assessment hub (this was the architectural firm behind sporting projects like the Olympic Park and Lords Cricket Ground, after all). There’s also a plaza with shops, and a few bars and restaurants. For more in the way of nightlife, Canary Wharf is just a short journey away. Green space comes in the form of the tree-lined Thames Barrier Park and families will value the outstanding primary school in the area.

When it comes to the housing at Royal Wharf, reasonably low-rise apartment buildings and terraced mansion blocks house contemporary living spaces that avoid many of the new development interior cliches. Whitewashed walls, mid-century modern touches, and a clean and fresh aesthetic are a welcome departure from the usual tired suspects. New Georgian revival meets urban riverside living. And those Thames views will never go amiss, even if it’s on the industrial rather than scenic side.

The arrival of Crossrail will be a major boost to this previously neglected area of the capital. Custom House will connect to Canary Wharf within minutes, and it will be less than half an hour to Bond Street. Most importantly for City workers, Liverpool Street and Farringdon will also be within easy reach. Meanwhile, the proximity to London City Airport is a double-edged sword whilst ideal for frequent flyers, the plane noise at 15 minute intervals will surely grate. The never-ending construction work in the area may seem like a pain in the short term, but long-term, the investment in the Silvertown region will pay dividends.

Although undoubtedly expensive for the area, the unveiling of the new Elizabeth tube line will connect this development to the rest of the capital, making it a practical option for young families and City workers alike. London City Island or Royal Victoria Docks are also worth considering within reach but not in the heart of Canary Wharf.

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Positive experience living here

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I really like that is is a very safe and quiet place to live. The flats are very modern and look amazing, both in the inside and outside! You are very close to the Pontoon Dock tube station and it is very easy to get to the center of London. There is a Sainsbury and a Starbucks really close so it is very convenient. The Concierge is very helpful and will help you out with anything you need. It is very good to have a Post box Service on site too.

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I didn’t know that we were going to have poor mobile signal because it was a relatively new construction. When the facilities were going to open as we thought that the leisure centre was going to be completed on summer 2017 and it still haven’t been completed. I wish I knew before that the DLR Service does not operate at night.

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Flight noise

If there is something I would like to change in Royal Wharf, Flight Noise Level is no. 1, no. 2 is wind tunnel in most of the places (windy most of the time).

The flight noise is very noticeable, doesn’t matter where you are, in flat, in townhouse, on the street, near the river, you can hear the plane noise very often. It’s extra annoying during the day, every 5~10mins you have a big flight flying above you. If your house/flat is quiet, even when the windows are closed, you can still hear them, but not too bad. In an empty flat/house, if you have all windows open, the flight noise is loud and strong enough that you can even feel the vibration. Once you have furniture in, it may be slightly better as things will absorb the vibration.

Don’t believe what others say that planes don’t take off towards the city, that’s just not true, it hasn’t been true for a long time. With the upcoming expansion of City Airport, I could only imagine things getting worst. Apparently, the expansion will also allow bigger planes to land and take off, so even louder noise.

If you have friends and family coming to visit you, try to schedule it on Sat afternoon, there are no flights on that day after 12 i think, all the other days, expect flight noise until 9~10pm.

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Flight Noise is there, but when windows are mostly closed and you are inside, with full furniture to absorb some of the noise, it’s liveable, and not too bad. When you are outside or with windows open, there is no escape of the flight noise.

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Poor build quality

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It seems like the development has been rushed, yet looks good at first glance. However, with time there has been things popping-up, such as leaking shower, cracks on ceilings etc.

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Additionally, there is no mobile service inside, meaning that having a call is difficult from your own home.

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